Media Statement

14 March 2012

President Jacob Zuma extends Condolence to the Belgian Citizens killed in a Bus Accident in Switzerland

On hearing of the sad news of the tragic loss of life of reportedly 30 Belgian and Dutch citizens, mostly children, in a bus accident in Sierra, Switzerland early this morning, President Jacob Zuma extended on behalf of the Government and people of South Africa his deepest condolences to His Majesty King Albert II of the Kingdom of Belgium and Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Kingdom of The Netherlands their respective Governments and bereaved families. The President also wished all those injured a speedy recovery.

The President noted: “The people of South Africa wish to give you comfort and support during this tragic and sad moment of loss and grief”.

For further information, please contact Clayson Monyela, Spokesperson for DIRCO, on 082 884 5974.

Issued by: The Department of International Relations and Cooperation

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